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Table 2 Multivariate analysis for discontinuing breastfeeding in two population groups (< and ≥ 6 months of age)

From: Reasons given by mothers for discontinuing breastfeeding in Iran

Variable <6 months of age Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) ≥6 months of age Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Living in urban areas (Reference group: rural areas) 1.3 (1.1, 4.60) 1.1 (0.88, 1.57)
Return to work outside of home (Reference group: mother did not work outside the home) 16 (7.45, 30.65) 1.05 (1.0, 3.87)
Age of infant (Reference group: infant < 1 month) 1.2 (1.08, 2.63) 1.2 (1.10, 1.69)
Using a pacifier (Reference group: did not use a pacifier) 2.4 (2.0, 4.6) 2.6 (1.38, 4.19)
Using formula or other bottle feeding (Reference group: did not bottle feed) 16.6 (8.1, 26.0) 12 (5.02, 20.84)
Numbers in household (Reference group: ≥ 3 persons: mother, father and one child) 1.12 (0.88, 1.43) 1.00 (0.88, 1.13)
Mother’s age (Reference group: < 19 years) 1.03 (0.98, 1.09) 0.99 (0.96, 1.03)
Mother’s education (Reference group: illiterate) 1.54 (0.95, 2.50) 0.93 (0.72, 1.21)
  1. *Adjusted for all variables in the table.